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The Shirtless Plantain Show unites football, banter, seriousness and brings a fresh voice to the football world. Coming from immigrant backgrounds mixed with western culture, we are a football collective that does not play by the rules and colors outside the lines. Tune in to hear genuine stories and unique perspectives. We have conversations with amazing guests, using football as our canvas to paint stories from a unique lens.
 
Hosted by pro soccer player Amobi Okugo and 2Cents Sports co-founder EL Johnson . Each week they talk with individuals from around the soccer world, learning about their stories and getting their unfiltered thoughts and opinions on the beautiful game through the lens of Black Culture. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/2-cents-fc. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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International break had some hijinks and we broke it down. We first spoke about the NWSL and the horrible things that have happened. Denmark and Germany qualified for the World Cup in Qatar. France won another trophy, Pogba balled out and Aurlien showed his talent. Nigeria lost and we laughed. USMNT lost and we spoke about it. Newcastle were taken …
 
This week Amobi and EL are joined by former Philadelphia Union midfielder, creative and entrepreneur, Warren Creavalle. The guys chop it up about Warren's playing career, leveraging creative outlets into entrepreneurship, and creating access and opportunity through the Black Star Initiative. Check out the Black Star Initiative and register here: bl…
 
Back like we never left! After a few weeks awake to handle some business EL and Amobi are back to catch up on a few news topics from September. They chop it up about DC United's new additions to their ownership group, Chicago Fire's continuing struggles, the new League's Cup format, and the Festivus that the NWSL is currently going though. Tap In! …
 
This week we're joined by Atlanta United Midfielder Mo Adams. The kid from Nottingham England takes us though his soccer journey, from playing in the academy systems in England to moving across the pond to play collegiate ball at Syracuse and getting drafted to MLS. We also talk about his favorite food spots, leveling up with good reads, and the in…
 
This week we're joined by pro baller and Entrepreneur, "Porter". We chat about his soccer journey from growing up in Tottenham, to jumping across the pond to pursue his professional career, adjusting to the JUCO/University system, and using his creative outlets to make a living when soccer wasn't paying. We also talk about what inspired his brand a…
 
This week we kick it with Stumptown AC Goalkeeper and fellow BAYdestrian Kevin Gonzalez. We talk with Kevin about his time coming up in the grassroots and lower league soccer scene in the Bay Area, Playing for Oakland Roots, his transition to North Carolina and Stumptown AC and more. This episode is full of dope stories, take this ride with us. Gra…
 
This week we're joined by Justin Morrow & Quincy Amarikwa from Black Players For Change, and Nicole Hack from the Independent Supporters Council to talk about their efforts to support and promote social justice initiatives. We also talk about their 2021-22 initiatives and the t-shirt that they collaborated on to celebrate Juneteenth. Check out the …
 
This week a catch up with founder of Jessinho Media and She Knows Arsenal, Jessica Black. We chat about her love of soccer and Arsenal leading her on her media journey, How writing down 300 things she wanted to accomplish in life helped her accelerate her success, divine 9 soccer fandom and more. Subscribe to Jessica's YouTube Channel: https://www.…
 
We had to bring back Carl Anka. He has had an amazing year since we last spoke; he has been covering Man Utd, England, wrote with Marcus Rashford. Overall he is just being the great man that he is. We spoke about Euros, England, Jadon Sancho, Man Utd, defensive midfielders, future of football, AFCON, World Cup, and a host of amazing topics. FOLLOW …
 
In this news roundtable episode Greggo from For The Culture joins us to recap the Euros and Copa America finals, make Gold Cup predictions, chop it up about MLS valuations and more... Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/ Use Promo code: ONEHUNNID to get 20% off your order over $20 Support the show: https://supporter.acast.com/2-cen…
 
Retired Striker and Current Director of Team Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at the Columbus Crew SC, Dante Washington. We chat about Dante's playing career and his transition from the pitch to the executive suite, His goals to reach a new segment of fans in Columbus and his efforts to grow the game in the city's Black communities. …
 
This week we're joined by Sports Marketer and Co-Owner of NC Courage, Sara Toussaint. We chop it up about her journey into the sports world, the anatomy of a brand sponsorship, How she joined the Courage's ownership group and more, Tap In! Support: https://iplaylikeagirl.org/ Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/ Use Promo code: ONE…
 
**EPISODE 50!! Thank You to everyone who has rocked with us this far, we really appreciate your support! Here's to the next 50.** This week we catch up with Celtic FC Women's Forward Mariah Lee. We talk with Mariah about everything from studying for the LSAT during the season to scoring game winning goals against Rangers. Tap In! Grab your 2Cents F…
 
This week we catch up with former New England Revolution defender and current Director of Operations for Charlotte FC, Darrius Barnes. We chop it up about his pro soccer journey and his transition from the league office to Charlotte FC's front office. Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/ Use Promo code: ONEHUNNID to get 20% off you…
 
This week we're joined by one of the most connected individuals in Sport and Entertainment, Allen Hopkins Jr. He shares a bunch of great stories with us about got his start in the business, working for almost every major network in various roles, Producing the cult classic GOAL trilogy, Mental Performance coaching at Power 5 Football programs and w…
 
This week we're joined by 2Cents squad member and resident Columbus Crew supporter Tyler Phillips to dive into the shenanigans that happened around MLS this week. We talk about the ATLUTD Athletic article that lit social media ablaze, we also talk about Orlando City's new ownership situation and of course the Columbus Crew's rebrand. Grab your 2Cen…
 
This week we link up with Ebun Olaloye from Live Breathe Futbol for a news roundtable: We talk Jose Mourinho's new gig with AS Roma, Olivia Moultrie's lawsuit against the NWSL, Champion's League and more! Check out LBF: https://livebreathefutbol.com/ Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/ Use Promo code: ONEHUNNID to get 20% off your…
 
This week we catch up with Camilo Tobacia and Emily Chow of Space United FC to talk about how they combined their love for STEM and Soccer to create a unique organization that not only provides an outlet for members of the space community to play a sport they love, but also provides opportunities for underserved children to learn about STEM through…
 
This week Amobi is back!! and we catch up with Black Arrow FC founder Aaron Delores. We talk about the epic european trip during the World Cup that helped him find his love for the game, starting Black Arrow FC, Spreading Black culture across the sport and more..Tap In! Check out the "Naija to Rome" Documentary: https://youtu.be/pkSa4wV5uAA Grab yo…
 
This week EL goes 1v1 with NISA Commissioner John Prutch. We cover everything from John's investment banker background to the origins of the league. We touch on NISA's 5 year plan, Pro/Rel, The Legend's Cup, Equity Committee and more. We also give Desiree Ellis her flowers for Black Soccer History...Tap In! Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2cents…
 
This week we're joined by Comedian and one half of the Soccer Cooligans, Alexis Guerreros. In this "News Roundtable" episode we talk Champion's League (the European and American ones), Fifa's new concussion protocols, rate some new team crests, get a pizza history lesson and more. We also give John Barnes his flowers for Black Soccer History. Suppo…
 
This week we're joined by Stumptown AC's new head coach Rod Underwood. Rod shares his journey as a player and coach, his time coaching in the Caribbean, and taking on the Stumptown AC project. We also discuss USYNT Olympic qualifying shortcomings and the drama surrounding it. And we give Viv Anderson his flowers for Black Soccer History. Grab your …
 
This week we're joined by a legend in two games like Pee Wee Kirkland; Soccer/Futsal Pro, Jon Orlando. We talk about everything from his D.C. roots to GoGo. We get into Football vs Futsal, and how Futsal can be an entry point for African American kids to get into the game of soccer. We also get into Jon's journey losing the game and finding it agai…
 
This week we catch up with FC Cincinnati winger Joe Gyau. We learn about Joe's upbringing in the soccer hotbed in Maryland, his journey through Germany as a young pro, and how his father's training program gave him a leg up on the competition. We also discuss Sacramento's MLS replacement, Fenway Sports' NWSL ambitions, and we give Sydney Leroux Dwy…
 
We got in our health & wellness bag this week as we're joined by Nutritionist/Wellness coach and Leader of community projects for Sporting KC, Chioma Atanmo. She took us through her journey as a Black Woman working in professional sports, tips for eating right while competing at a high level, the importance of mental health and more. We also addres…
 
This week we’re joined by Chief of Partnerships for “The most popular club in the country”, TJ Winfrey. He shares how he began his journey into the sports world, with runs at Nike, Microsoft, MLS, and currently Detroit City FC. We also get into the USL’s new revenue sharing model, Abolishing “colonizer ball” and we celebrate Coach Michael Nsien in …
 
We spoke to the talented Tommie Battle about Man City, working for NYCFC, fatherhood and being a creative. We got to talking about his son meeting Raheem Sterling, the growth of football in America, music, movies, and career advice. Tommie is one of the best photographers out here and he is a brilliant creative mind. https://tommiebattle.com/…
 
This week we're joined by Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse. He takes us through his journey of moving from Paris, France to the soccer hotbed of Maryland, Battling through adversity in the MLS Cup Final, Co-Founding Black Players For Change, and more. We also talk Thierry Henry, and give Coach Lincoln Phillips his flowers. Grab your 2Cents …
 
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